JENNIFER & PAM
Wedding photos at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse:
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start 2015 than with a destination wedding to capture the beautiful marriage of Jennifer and Pam in the Philippines. This wonderful couple were recommended to me by Pam’s sister Kriss (and her husband PJ), whose wedding I had photographed back in 2013, and they treated me like a friend from the very first contact we had.
Traveling to the Philippines to capture this wedding at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse was a particular pleasure for me as my wife’s family is Filipino, and it was great to experience the beautiful highland region around Baguio City on Luzon Island where Jennifer’s family lives.
The sprawling Camp John Hay complex is a former R&R base for the US armed forces, established in the early 20th century. It now includes not only a resort, but a golf course, restaurants, shops, a recreation center, and a number of beautiful historic buildings. While I had traveled out to the Philippines by myself, I had two local assistant photographers from Baguio City helping me – Ric and Rich – and it was a pleasure working alongside them in the Philippines as a wedding photography team.
Capturing a warm embrace between the bride and groom during their Camp John Hay wedding photo session in Baguio City.
Getting ready photos at The Manor At Camp John Hay:
This wedding day was action-packed, beginning bright and early in Jennifer’s resort suite at Camp John Hay as she was getting ready, surrounded by her bridesmaids and family. I captured some creative, reflective shots as she had the final touches done to her hair and makeup, as well as candid images as she just enjoyed this special moment with her girlfriends.
A candid shot of Jennifer having her makeup done before her wedding ceremony in Baguio City, Philippines.
A details shot of Jennifer’s gorgeous bridal gown in one of the resort suites at Camp John Hay in Baguio City.
A reflective shot of the bride getting ready in one of the resort suites at Camp John Hay in Baguio City.
The bride and her bridesmaids admire the bridal gown as they are getting ready for the Camp John Hay wedding ceremony.
A creative reflective shot of the bride having her makeup done in one of the resort suites at Baguio City’s Camp John Hay.
The bride and her bridesmaids share a playful moment before the wedding ceremony in one of the resort suites at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse.
A black and white image of Jennifer admiring her bridal gown before her Camp John Hay wedding celebrations in the Philippines.
Jennifer’s mom and sister help to add the final touches to her bridal attire in one of the resort suites at Camp John Hay.
Jennifer’s bridesmaids helping with her veil as they prepared for the Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse wedding.
A portrait of Jennifer in her stunning bridal gown, illuminated by a suite window at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse.
Ceremony photos at Scout Barrio Chapel:
The couple had opted not to have a first look session, so when Jennifer walked down the aisle at the Scout Barrio Chapel it was the first time Pam saw her that day. They had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony, watched on by family and friends from near and far, and it was a pleasure to capture their religious rites and rituals throughout this classic-styled event.
Jennifer preparing to ride to her wedding ceremony at Scout Barrio Chapel in a classic car.
Jennifer’s parents walk her down the aisle at Baguio City’s Scout Barrio Chapel during her Filipino wedding.
Jennifer’s parents give her away to Pam at the altar of Scout Barrio Chapel during their Baguio City wedding celebrations.
Capturing the bride’s reaction during the Catholic mass at Baguio City’s Scout Barrio Chapel.
A candid black and white shot of the flower girls watching on during Jennifer and Pam’s Scout Barrio Chapel wedding ceremony.
A creative shot looking down the red aisle at Scout Barrio Chapel during Jennifer and Pam’s Baguio City wedding ceremony.
A candid black and white shot of the bride and groom during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Scout Barrio Chapel in the Philippines.
The newly married couple sign their marriage license during the Scout Barrio Chapel wedding ceremony.
A close-up shot of the bride and groom taking communion during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Scout Barrio Chapel.
The newly married couple are showered with flower petals by family and friends outside the Scout Barrio Chapel in Baguio City.
Portraits at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse:
After leaving the ceremony, Jennifer and Pam jumped in the back of their elegant classic car and we drove over for a Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse wedding photo session in the beautiful landscapes which surrounded the resort. In addition to capturing portraits of just the two of them, I also used this opportunity to take bridal party portraits and family formals in the late afternoon sunshine.
Pam kisses Jennifer warmly in the back of their classic car after becoming officially married at the Scout Barrio Chapel in the Philippines.
A whimsical shot of the newly married couple during their late afternoon Camp John Hay wedding photo session.
Pam kisses Jennifer’s hands during their wedding photo session in the natural surrounds of Baguio City’s Camp John Hay.
A portrait of Jennifer with her sprawling veil during the Camp John Hay wedding photo session.
A close-up portrait of the bride with her beautiful bouquet in the natural landscape surrounding Camp John Hay.
A reflective shot of the newly married couple kissing during their wedding celebrations in the Philippines.
Reception photos at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse:
The wedding reception was vibrant to say the least, with traditional Filipino dance and music performances, a surprise dance presentation from Pam, and lots of joyful, candid moments to capture with Jennifer and Pam’s family and friends. This glamorous event finished with a live fireworks display, offering a fantastic nighttime portrait opportunity.
The newly married couple enjoying their first dance at the Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse wedding reception.
Capturing the father-daughter dance during Jennifer and Pam’s Baguio City wedding reception.
The bride and groom react to speeches being made at their Camp John Hay wedding reception.
Capturing an emotional moment during the combined father-daughter/mother-son first dance at the Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse.
Pam performs a surprise dance routine for his bride during the fun-filled wedding reception celebrations at Camp John Hay.
Capturing a candid shot of the mother of the groom celebrating during her son’s Baguio City wedding reception.
The sister of the groom and her husband enjoying the dance floor during the Camp John Hay wedding reception.
A traditional Filipino dance performance added color and culture during Jennifer and Pam’s Camp John Hay wedding reception.
The couple enjoying the dance floor with family and friends at Baguio City’s Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse.
An intimate embrace between the newly married couple as they take in the fireworks over Camp John Hay.
The couple kiss beneath a spectacular fireworks display during their wedding reception celebrations at Camp John Hay.
Wedding photos at Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse:
I really had such a blast capturing these Camp John Hay Golf Course Clubhouse wedding photos and being invited as the wedding photographer for Jennifer and Pam’s special day. But the best part was knowing that it wasn’t over yet, with a portrait session planned in and around Baguio City’s spectacular highland landscapes the following day.